Block Builderz ARE building hope block by block.
We break barriers and provide opportunities for those impacted by the criminal injustice system, particularly Black and Brown women. Through community-led solutions, we aim to tackle racial disparities and improve the quality of life for justice impacted people.
Our mission is to create innovative, community-led solutions that address the complex racial disparities and structural inequities our community faces and replace them with opportunities. We believe that by focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness, we can equip people impacted by the criminal injustice system with the tools to create a brighter, more equitable future for all.
Block Builderz vision is to build HOPE block by block. Hope is: Healing Our Post-traumatic Experiences.
Block Builderz are led by Black and Brown community members of North Tulsa. We aim to address racial disparities, improve the quality of life for justice impacted people, and tackle mass incarceration as a symptom of racism and a public health crisis. We aim to address the limited resources available for incarcerated people and provide opportunities for those impacted by the criminal injustice system in Oklahoma. We strive for racial equity, equal opportunity, economic stability, social justice, and community empowerment. We emphasize the importance of addressing systemic issues and promoting inclusivity, fairness, and opportunities for individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
Block Builderz are the next generation leading the change by building HOPE.
REbuilding black wall street
The story of Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Massacre is not widely known, and the original docuseries, Rebuilding Black Wall Street, hosted by Morris Chestnut on the OWN Channel, gives viewers the opportunity to learn more about the history of the city and the events from just over 100 years ago. Block Builderz and founder, D'Marria Monday, a direct descendant of an original Black Wall Street family in Tulsa, is highlighted in this series Episode 3: The Transition Home.
Episode description: Tulsa's complex history lays the groundwork for Massacre descendant D'Marria Monday to build a haven for recently incarcerated women reintegrating back into society. Designers Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin add special touches to the home.